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14 June 2018

NLMK USA Shares Expertise with International Steel Community at AISTech 2018

Four speakers from NLMK USA shared their expertise with the international steel community at AISTech 2018.

AIST is the Association for Iron & Steel Technology with 17,500 members from more than 70 countries. AISTech is one of AIST’s major annual forums and recognized as Steel’s Premier Technology event. The conference and exposition covers all aspects of the steelmaking process, attracting thousands of visitors each year. AISTech 2018 was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Ed Natali, Project Management Office at NLMK Pennsylvania, collaborated with Hatch Ltd and spoke about using the total cost of ownership model to evaluate major capital equipment investments.

Additionally, Ed Natali participated as a panelist to discuss best in practice contracting strategies for various types of engineering and construction projects. The panel consisted of representatives from steel producers (integrated, mini-mills, and re-rollers), engineering firms, equipment manufacturers and construction companies.

Scott Miller, Supply Chain Management at NLMK Pennsylvania, and Matt Hemmerlin, NLMK USA IT Department, joined forces with PSI Metals to give a presentation on the new dynamic allocation functionality of the scheduling system in the Hot Strip Mill at NLMK Pennsylvania and the resulting improvement of hot mill production schedules.

Frank Fonner, NLMK USA Quality Department, discussed the question of how to determine the length of time that is needed for annealing to occur in a continuous annealing line furnace on 1006 cold rolled full hard substrate.

Overall, NLMK USA was represented in the areas of project management, production planning & information technology and quality.

NLMK USA is one of the leading steel companies in the United States. With production sites at NLMK Indiana, NLMK Pennsylvania and Sharon Coating (NLMK Pennsylvania’s galvanizing operations), we produce flat rolled steel that is essential to modern manufacturing. We supply high quality steel coils to the construction, automotive, pipe and tube, and heavy equipment industries in the United States.

About NLMK Group
NLMK USA is a member of NLMK Group. NLMK Group is ranked by the World Steel Association as one of the top twenty steel-producing companies. World Steel Dynamics lists NLMK as one of the top five most effective steel companies in the world. NLMK’s metal products are used in a variety of industries, from construction and manufacturing to the production of power-generating equipment and off shore wind turbines. The NLMK team brings together more than 53,000 employees from across Russia, Europe and the United States.